Concrete Pump Operator

Certificate of Qualification 637C
“Each day brings a new challenge. I like working on a variety of jobsites and meeting new people everyday.” 
A Concrete Pump Operator inspects, prepares, operates, controls, and cleans various concrete pumps including those found in vehicles and their various related attachments/ components. Concrete pumps may be truck mounted, stationary, trailer-mounted as well as tower concrete placing booms

Key Skills & Attributes

  • Working outdoors

  • Precision

  • Strong eye-hand coordination

  • Excellent communication skills

Entrance Requirements

  • Grade 12 Diploma preferred (Grade 10 minimum) 

  • DZ Licence

Journeyperson Wage Rate:

$49.06/Hr (2022)

Apprenticeship Program

2000-2500 hours of on-the-job training, supplemented by 159 hours of in-class technical training (over the span of 20 days).


  • Coordinate the placement of concrete through the pump at the work site

  • Operate the vehicle; load & unload concrete pumps and attachments

  • Perform pre-operational inspections, safety & operational checks, as well as preventative maintenance

  • Operate concrete pumps and related components

  • Resolve issues related to the movement of concrete

  • Maintain equipment; clean concrete pumps & components

  • Read & interprets government legislation, site plans & manufacturers’ manuals (i.e. survey indicators)

  • Communicate through various techniques including hand signals

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Employment Sectors

  • Heavy Industrial Construction

  • Institutional and Commercial Construction

  • Engineering Construction

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Did you know?

Concrete pump trucks weigh about 80,000 lbs. and are often the biggest, most complex and most expensive piece of equipment on a jobsite.